Getting started confusion! (4 posts)

  1. treeze01
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have used WordPress.org to upload the software on to my server and am now ready to go. However, I can't seem to locate how to pay to get rid of adverts. Also I signed up on WordPress.com for a blog before I decided to upload to my server and I notice that when I log onto the WP.org version on my server there seem to be hardly any facilities for my blog (ie, I can't figure out how to get to them!) and yet if I log in on WordPress.com the dashboard comes up which is different from the one on my server. Are there 2 different dashboard versions - the one on my WordPress.com login looks useful, the one on my server doesn't!

    Also, if I used the blog interface on WordPress.com (which has a different username and password from the one I used via WordPress,org) and created a blog would it upload OK to my website blog link which is http://www.englishplants.co.uk/blog? I thought that if I wanted to have this sort of web address I had to use WordPress.org? If you visit this link you will see how basic it all looks and not at all integrated with my business site.

    I am very confused (maybe I am being a bit thick too!) so would be grateful if someone could help me find the useful stuff on my dashboard in WP.org so that I can create a blog - at the moment it looks as though I can do hardly anything! And also advise how I pay to get rid of the adverts that WP threaten to show occasionally.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    However, I can't seem to locate how to pay to get rid of adverts

    I don't see any adverts at http://www.englishplants.co.uk/blog/

    wordpress.COM is a blogging service. You have now installed WordPress on your domain at http://www.englishplants.co.uk and it is up to you to make that intallation compatible with existing site.

    You will want to review some of the articles at Codex. Here's a list Category:Getting_Started.

    Also, if necessary, you can solicit professionals to help you make WordPress look like your existing site. If you wish to do that, please consider posting a "New Job Request" [1] to have a professional work with you, or consider joining and soliciting professional assistance from the wp-pro mailing list [2].

    [1] http://jobs.wordpress.net/postajob.php
    [2] http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-pro

  3. treeze01
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you. When I've time a bit later I'll have a look.

    So, basically, all the bits in your account on WordPress.COM are not relevant if you have WordPress installed on a server? Ref the ads - I know there are none at the mo but WP says it will randomly put them on, maybe, unless you pay not to - does that not apply to me now I am using it from my webhost's server? Sorry, still being a bit thick here .......

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's right. The wordpress.COM bits are not relative to your self-hosted blog.

    But with your self-hosted blog you can install whatever themes and plugins you desire. See http://wordpress.org/extend/

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